What's happening this week at Gayton!
Message from Pastor Mike...
Dear Gayton Family
I wanted to thank you for the Pastor Appreciation Gift. It was a kind and generous gesture and one that means a lot to me and my family. I am very thankful to be a pastor of a loving church family. I'm excited about what God is doing and will do with us.
It is a privilege and an honor to serve as your pastor. Feel free to reach out to me with prayers requests or other needs. Thank you again.
THIS SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE DEACONS!
Deacon nominations are now being accepted through Sunday, October 21. Please click the card above for full information and to submit your online ballot. Deacons are an important part of weekly ministry at Gayton, and your participation is very helpful!
THE NEXUS LAUNCH TEAMS ARE NOW FORMING!
You’ve asked questions, experienced the vision at WorshipOne, and have embraced the vision. We’re excited for you to join the launch team! View team descriptions and join a team!
Sunday we continue Explore Missions Month!
Join us Sunday 10/21 as a guest worship band leads us in a cultural worship experience!
Pastor Mike's message "Fire and Water" will cover Acts 27:42-44, Acts 28:1-6 and we'll explore international missions and hear an update from the Martins in Peru.
EXPLORE OFFERING GOAL: $55,000
CURRENT EXPLORE OFFERING RECEIVED: $3000
Don't forget to pickup the new missions preview booklet and stop by the Missions Table in the Welcome Center.
We’re always looking to add to our team of musicians to help lead our congregation in worship. If you play an instrument, let us know by going here!
Gayton 101 | November 4 at 11:45am
Gayton 101 is a class for those new to Gayton. Participants will learn more about Gayton's history, doctrine, organization, strategy and ministries. Recent guests and those considering membership are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served and care for children provided. RSVP today!
UPCOMING LifeGROUP TRAINING | 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
Our God is a God of community. He exists in it. Because we have been created by Him, we too hunger for community. Community with God and with fellow believers. One of the best avenues to build this Christian community is small groups or life groups. Doing life together in a group builds strong communities where God answers prayer, people care for one another and disciples are built.
Leading a LifeGroup can be challenging and rewarding. To answer the challenge and reap the reward, Gayton is offering LifeGroup leadership training. The training will be held at The Dinner Table on the following Wednesdays: Oct.24, Nov.7 and Nov.14. Read more and signup...
Sunday, Nov. 11 is Stand Sunday. It will be a special Sunday as we kick-off our Adoption & Foster Care Ministry. Go here for more info!
JOIN THE CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS
We have an exciting Christmas program this year and we’re looking for additional voices to join the choir. Rehearsals are on Thursdays 7:30pm-9pm. Visit the Choir page to contact Michelle and sign up!
JOIN US FOR PAINT DAY! | Oct. 27 10am-12pm!
Hosted by Breathe LifeGroup, you’re invited to Paint Day Creative Community event for adults! There will be coffee, donuts, and step-by-step teaching. It's free to signup, donations accepted and put toward upcoming workshops such as wreath making and cooking class. There are only 20 seats available, so sign up today!
WHAT DO WE DO ON HALLOWEEN?
On Wed. 10/31, instead of the The Dinner Table and Wednesday night activities (there will not be TDT or Wed. activities on 10/31), we’re encouraging the Gayton family to spend this evening connecting with neighbors. Set out a fire pit at the end of your driveway and invite neighbors to make S'mores, walk your kids to the doors and meet a neighbor... There are so many ways to connect!
NEW KIDS MINISTRY POSITION OPEN!
NEW KIDS MINISTRY POSITION OPEN!
Gayton Kids is seeking a part-time Kids Minister to join in the good work that God is doing here at Gayton in our kids ministry! Click the card above for more info and to contact Kim!
Passion Conference | Jan. 2-4
Passion exists to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most… to live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. Passion will be held at The Anthem in DC and is for 18-25 year olds and high school seniors. Cost is $250.
High School Fall Retreat | Nov. 9-11
This weekend at Camp Willow Run is packed full of Bible study, worship, and games including the Super High Cup competition. This is designed to see young people grow and mature in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Cost is $125.